As I was on the Upper East Side yesterday, I stopped off at the Society of Illustrators on East 63rd Street, as there's often something interesting going on. The current show, a retrospective of images from BLAB!, a periodic anthology of visual art, founded by Chicago-based graphic designer and art director Monte Beauchamp in 1986, features works by some of my favorite artists including the Clayton Brothers. Much of the work on exhibit is a synthesis of comic and pop art.
Educator, writer and curator. Poetry Teacher of the Year, 1988, awarded by Poets House and NYC Board of Education. I co-authored three books back in the 90's -- two of which were cited as best Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library. (The Place I Call Home: Voices and Faces of Homeless Teens and Jerusalem Mosaic: Young Voices from the Holy City.) Both books have also been cited by the Library of Congress for their "strong and honest voice of the young adult." I also authored A to Z : The Book of Rap & Hip Hop Slang -- with entries that have since been cited by dozens of dictionaries.